What is Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical?

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Betamethasone and calcipotriene (calcipotriol) are available in combination as a topical ointment, solution, and gel. Betamethasone is corticosteroid and calcipotriene is a vitamin D analog. The combination product is used in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 41 25
Psoriasis on head 9 7
Redness 5 1
Dry skin 1 0
Inflammation 1 1
Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Side effect Patients
Symptoms worsened 2
Burning sensation 1
Hives (urticaria) 1
Inflammation 1
Itching 1
Itchy legs and back 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Dosage Patients
0.064%-0.005% as needed 2
0.064%-0.005% daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Other 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 16 patients who’ve stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Duration

Currently taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 17
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 2
< $25 16
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 1
Calcipotriene (Dovonex) 1
Calcitriol topical (Rocaltrol) 1
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1

Patients stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Calcipotriene (Dovonex) 1
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

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Aztek350
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Aztek350
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
62 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

See Aztek350's full Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical history

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Nov 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Psoriasis on head)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

See pheonix61's full Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical history

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Psoriasis on head)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.064%-0.005% Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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